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Reseach Smesearch: What to Do When Evidence Based Medicine Fails

Warning: This is an opinion paper by Dr Lisa Giusiana. No research has been done to prove or disprove this theory. Whether you are a practitioner or a patient, the intention here is to encourage you to think! As doctors, we are trained to search the medical research literature for what has been proven effective as far […] Read more…

Blood Chemistry Panels for Nutritional Analysis

You may have read my recent article Reading Between the Lines of Your Blood Work Results and wondered what I might see on your blood work. You may have even recently gone to your doctor who ran blood work and said you’re just fine, even though you feel far less than. Some of you have contacted me […] Read more…

Reading Between the Lines of Your Blood Work Results

Typical scenario: New patient comes in, we do the health history, discuss a few things, I recommend a full blood panel work-up to get started. The patient quickly informs me that they already went to their doctor and the blood work was fine. Fine? Then why do you feel the way you do and come […] Read more…

The Importance of Good Adrenal Health and How to Achieve It

adrenal glands

Back around the year 2000, my whole world broke wide open. I went to my first Functional Medicine seminar and learned about the role that the adrenal glands play on basically every function in the body. So what does that mean, exactly? Well, if you take a look at the chart above, you’ll notice that the […] Read more…

How to Determine if Your Stomach Acid is Too High or Too Low

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In cases like heart burn, gastric reflux or indigestion, it is usually automatically assumed that the patient must have too much acid in the stomach. Too much acid is correct. But the real question is, “Which acid and where is it coming from?” And how can you tell if it’s too high or too low? Physiology […] Read more…

5 Kinds of PMS with 5 Different Natural Solutions

5 categories of PMS

You’re exhausted. And cranky. You’re not sure if you’re just depressed and anxious, or if you’re depressed and anxious because you’ve been dealing with a massive headache all day. You’d give anything for a tub of Ben and Jerry’s and a bag of potato chips. Oh, and trying to stuff yourself into your favorite pair […] Read more…

NutriSync DNA Testing | Genetic Nutritional Assessment

nutrigenetics

Have you ever wondered why your friend can eat a ton of bananas and lose weight, but when you try the same exact diet, you gain five pounds? Or why all your brother has to do is add oatmeal to his breakfast and his cholesterol drops but you faithfully eat it every day and yours goes […] Read more…